Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Bluefields

Cevicheria El Chino

Don't leave Bluefields without trying El Chino's marvelous ceviche prepared fresh every day and served in small polystyrene cups, alongside an array of auto parts at this unremarkable grocery shop. Choose from shrim…
Top Choice International in Pearl Lagoon

Casa Ulrich

Local boy and Swiss-trained chef Fred Ulrich has returned to Pearl Lagoon after a long absence working in resorts all over the Americas and has invested in his own hotel and restaurant right by the water. Everything…
Top Choice Cuban in Little Corn Island

Habana Libre

Long considered the Corn Islands’ best restaurant, this Cuban-run kitchen serves up outstanding plates of fish, shrimp, roast pork and ropa vieja (a Cuban shredded-beef delicacy) on a swank dining patio. But the abs…
Top Choice Seafood in Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas)

Restaurante Faramhi

Close to the airport, this popular restaurant serves easily the best food in town. It's a very Bilwi kind of place: the open-air dining area features seashell light shades, a random disco light and a country music s…
Top Choice Italian in Matagalpa

La Vita é Bella

This local institution serves up flavorful authentic Italian dishes at low prices in a relaxed bistro atmosphere. The thin-crust pizza is some of the best in Nicaragua and the pasta dishes are also full of flavor. V…
Top Choice Cafe in León

Pan y Paz

Run by a European couple, this fabulous French bakery specializes in homemade breads. Grab a table on the breezy interior courtyard and choose from a menu of freshly baked pastries and gourmet salads and sandwiches.…
Top Choice Peruvian in Managua

La Terraza Peruana

A casual but refined Peruvian restaurant set on a cool front balcony overlooking a leafy side street, La Terraza has a huge menu that takes you from coastal to high Andean cuisine. With advance notice you can order …
Top Choice Nicaraguan in San Marcos

La Casona Coffee Shop

With a lively atmosphere, patio seating and an espresso machine that staff know how to use, La Casona this is the best cafe (and restaurant) in town. The menu features burgers, sandwiches, salads and desserts. You c…
Top Choice Cafe in Granada

The Garden Café

This lovely cafe, set on a colonial-style patio around a gorgeous courtyard garden, offers great breakfasts, healthy sandwiches and salads, plus a daily special featuring a traditionally home-cooked Nicaraguan dish …
Top Choice Cafe in El Castillo

Borders Coffee

A block back from the river at the eastern edge of town, this fun open-air cafe is a traveler's favorite and is a great place to chill out between activities. The menu is a pleasant change from typical Nica grub wit…